Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 04, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    You have to go through the drive-thru to get those.

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    sapepgoldman  over 1 year ago

    Maybe it’s time for Stephan to re-tire.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And the waiter is not Bibendum.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    In an old radio sketch, Jack Benny tried to sell his old Maxwell car to Fred Allen, and Fred said, “I now understand why the Maxwell people went into the coffee business.”

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    Robin Harwood  over 1 year ago

    The Michelin guides are ridiculous. The restaurant is not supposed to know that the Michelin guy has turned up and is testing the place, but how can they fail to recognise him in his strange, pneumatic, suit?

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    finkd  over 1 year ago

    Tread lightly, Pig.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    Of course Pig couldn’t get the tires. That a Two Star Michelin restaurant. They only serve motorcycles.

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    PICTO  over 1 year ago

    Who pneu…

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    AndreasMartin  over 1 year ago

    Perhaps you should have rephrased that, Pig. How about ‘Just gimme that round black stuff that tastes like old rubber’, and I’m sure they would have risen to the challenge. They always do.

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    Adam-Stone(Soup)  over 1 year ago

    Wrong Michelin there Pig! LOL

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    efkasper  over 1 year ago

    Pig has his sights pretty low…30,000 miles on a set of Michelins is quite lousy (unless one is racing or the like).

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    gawkface  over 1 year ago

    lol silly pig, michelin is just the name!

    they sell stars

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    Sorry your expectations were deflated, Pig!

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    alikgator  over 1 year ago

    Go for the Gruyère Pig, then escape by the window in the toilets.

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Pig, you should’ve checked if they had any “Wheels for Meals” deals…

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    wilhemenacooker  over 1 year ago

    i would demand 80,000-mile warranty

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    dcdete.  over 1 year ago

    What if I want to order the Gruyère without the deep cheese flavor? Does it come in shallow cheese flavor?

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    Olddog04  over 1 year ago

    His first mistake was not requesting tires with a 50,000 mile warranty.

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    SALUDADOG  over 1 year ago

    I avoid Michelin restaurants because of the Michelin tire guy. He was scary in Ghostbusters.

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    smgray  over 1 year ago

    Ever notice how the more expensive a restaurant is the less food you receive (and the less palatable it may be).

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    Goat from PBS  over 1 year ago

    I always thought they were high-class and fancy, not… tire-related.

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The tires probably taste better than the Gruyere Tuiles.

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    Don’t tell me the meat served there feels like rubber.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    They have those?

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    Iseau  over 1 year ago

    I’m not tired of the puns.

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    Eric S   over 1 year ago

    I dunno… a 30,000 mile meal might probably spoil before you could eat it all.

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    Reader  over 1 year ago

    Take that place out of your places-to-eat rotation.

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    diskus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I was wondering about that myself. Though i cant imagine a. 30000 mile tire getting a very high rating. I have some Michelins about to hit 100k and looking amzingly good yet

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    KEA  over 1 year ago

    I went to a garage sale, but they didn’t have any garages for sale

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    LOL! PIG, as usual, misinterprets…..

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    Call me Ishmael  over 1 year ago

    He’d been told it was “a very Goodyear”.

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    Call me Ishmael  over 1 year ago

    Pig was mis”guided”.

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    Arav727  over 1 year ago

    do sound like tires and stuff

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    Nuke Road Warrior  over 1 year ago

    The tires would be cheaper than the Gruyere Tuiles.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 9bbaa9]  over 1 year ago

    Hey, Stephen — It’s May the 4th: May the Fourth Be With You !!!

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    redback  over 1 year ago

    those tires have a gummy taste, and you’d think that for being that expensive you didn’t have to chew so much like they were made of rubber or something

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 1 year ago

    Oh gawd you came up with a funny one, Pastis. A laugher. And old as it is, STILL a laugher. Congrats!

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    The Waffles are my friends  over 1 year ago

    What, no Star Wars?

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    n4hhe  over 1 year ago

    I think Pig would be better off with 4 new tires. And get out cheaper too.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    Pig being confused is a deep well.

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    Bookworm  over 1 year ago

    A Michelin Approved Restaurant: an establishment in which the steaks are as rubbery as their tires.

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    withaG43  over 1 year ago

    A restaurant where the portion size is inversely proportional to the price,

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    Mr. Snuffles  over 1 year ago

    What food is the waiter describing here?

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    Fuw  over 1 year ago

    May the force be with you <3

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    Tyge Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Neither is Hawaii.

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    stamps  over 1 year ago

    Do you want fries with that?

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    marilynnbyerly  over 1 year ago

    Weird fact I learned recently. The tire company actually started the restaurant guide. Back in ancient times before fast food and franchise restaurants, the guides pointed travelers to decent food places on their journeys. Eventually, it went pretentious when it wasn’t needed for its original purpose.

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    Moonkey Premium Member over 1 year ago

    IT’s so rude to order anything any where saying “gimme.” That drives me nuts.

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    knight1192a  over 1 year ago

    Maybe not you, Pig. But some of us know better.

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    Cactus-Pete  over 1 year ago

    I wanted to post something clever here but I was too tired.

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    uniquename  over 1 year ago

    So this strip started and ended cheesy.

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    asrialfeeple  over 1 year ago

    Happy Star Wars Day!! May the Fourth be with you!

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    briangj2  over 1 year ago

    Have you wondered how the Michelin star rating came to be…?

    Well, as a leading culinary arts school, we thought we should know the whole story. After all, some of the cooks we’re training may aspire to join the ranks of restaurants recommended in the iconic Michelin Guide.

    Its origins trace back to the turn of the 20th century and were inspired by a surprising turn of events that have very little – if anything – to do with cuisine.

    The invention of the automobile. That’s right.

    The first Michelin Guide was compiled in 1900 by French industrialist Andre Michelin, along with his brother Edouard Michelin. They wanted to create demand for automobiles…and therefore, the tires they manufactured.

    At the time, there were plenty of bicycles, but there were only 300 cars in France. Not enough for a viable business selling automobile tires…the brothers had a profit motive.

    The first print of the Michelin Guide was 35,000 copies and included maps, instructions on how to repair and change tires. It also included a list of restaurants, hotels, mechanics and gas stations along popular routes in France.

    It was given away for free.

    In less than a decade, the Michelin Guide had gained speed – there were guides available in every Western European country, Northern Africa, Southern Italy and Corsica.

    The outbreak of war in 1914 halted production, but by 1920 the guide was back on track. The brothers decided to ramp up the quality of the guide. They eliminated the advertising and started charging for it.

    (Rumour has it the brothers decided to put a price tag on them when they visited a mechanic’s shop and found a stack of their free guides propping up a workbench!)

    The first Michelin star ratings were given in 1926 – restaurants in France were awarded a single star if they were considered to be “fine dining establishments”.

    (To be continued)

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    briangj2  over 1 year ago


    In 1931 the rating system was expanded to become the Michelin three-star rating…

    1 Star: A very good restaurant in its category.2 Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour.3 Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.

    The guide took a hiatus during World War II, and only resumed late in 1939 because it contained maps that were useful to the Allied Forces.

    However, the Michelin star rating was reduced to a 2-star system because of food shortages. Quality suffered at restaurants throughout Europe so the yardstick was adjusted accordingly.

    In 1955, Michelin came up with a rating system that acknowledged restaurants serving high-quality fare at moderate prices. The Bib Gourmand highlights dining opportunities that are more reflective of economic standards. They are customized by region and country based on the cost of living – and gives diners a chance to eat well without breaking the bank.

    The Michelin star rating didn’t take hold in America until 2005 and concentrated solely on fine dining in New York.

    Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Macau were added to the Guide between 2007-2008. It now covers 23 countries, with 14 editions sold in 90 countries around the world.

    The Michelin Guide only touches on a small number of US cities – Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. If you’re an aspiring chef, you’ll want to focus on these cities after graduation if that’s your career goal.

    There’s been a growing trend to reject Michelin star ratings around the world – some restauranteurs even demanding that their star rating be removed. They feel that the expectations of the star system are unreasonable and restrict a chef’s creativity in the kitchen.,but%20there%20were%20only%20300%20cars%20in%20France.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Oh, they are what I’d think, Pig (not that Michelin star restaurants are so attractive to me, even assuming that I could afford them). They’re just not what you would think, if you thought about it….

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    this joke is so tired

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    Scott S  over 1 year ago

    Completely separate issue, but the Michelin tires sold in the USA have warranties of 75K miles or more.

    They are one of the most expensive tires sold here but you get what you pay for.

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    Swirls Before Pine  over 1 year ago

    That’s only one special. Are you trying to cheat me?

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